Review: Hydration Systems For The Road, Trail

Ultimate Direction Fastdraw Extreme 20oz., $25.95

Features: This model addresses the cold hand/warm fluid issue with handhelds. Really cold fluids make your hands cold and then get warm, but the neoprene sheath that covers this bottle keeps the fluids cold and your hand from going numb. It has a comfortable cinch so you don’t have to hold on too tight and a zippered pouch to carry a small snack and electrolytes. With a 20-ounce capacity, this will keep you hydrated for a moderate run.

Cons: Successful hydration means ease of consumption. The high volume nozzle on all of the UD bottles is a bit tricky. Its good to get a rush of fluids, but sometimes the retractable nozzle takes extra energy to pull out.

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